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Fourteen Killed as Nigerian Troops Clash with Islamists
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top||

#1  Have to say it:
Curtains.... why do they hate us?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 01/02/2013 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Paz Vega [Espana][Filmography](age 36)



Intelligent Design?

You can actually see the junction of the legs and the arm pits

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 01/02/2013 2:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Paz Vega never looked anything like that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/02/2013 7:17 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan soldiers fire at Spanish troops: Taliban
[Iran Press TV] Taliban say Afghan soldiers have opened fire on Spanish forces in the latest "insider" attack in the western part of war-torn Afghanistan, Press TV reports.

The attack took place in the Karkh district of the Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province late on Monday when two Afghan Army soldiers turned their weapons on Spanish troopers and injured at least three of them.

A local security official said on condition of anonymity that the Afghan soldiers belong to the 3rd brigade of the Afghan National Army in the province.

Taliban Spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, however, claimed that the Afghan soldiers joined the krazed killer group and that they killed at least four foreign troopers in the attack.
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US-led drone strike kills 2 in northern Afghanistan
[Iran Press TV] A US-led drone strike has killed at least two people in northern Afghanistan's Kunduz Province.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top||


Africa Horn
Ethiopia Convicts 10 for Links to al-Qaida
[An Nahar] An Æthiopian court on Tuesday convicted ten people of having links to al-Qaeda, including leading "terrorism cells," and of laundering money.

"We have found them guilty," said judge Bahru Darcha.

The convicts, who included one Kenyan, were charged in April under Æthiopia's anti-terrorism legislation with having links with Islamist krazed killers, the first trial in Æthiopia for al-Qaeda suspects.

All but the Kenyan pleaded not guilty.
"Wudn't me."
While the crimes carry a maximum penalty of death, prosecutors requested a sentence of life in prison. Defense lawyers said they would appeal.

The court will hand the convicts their sentence on January 15.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top||


Africa North
Public Prosecutor's Office In Benghazi Bombed
[Tripoli Post] An improvised bomb went kaboom! outside the headquarters of the public prosecutor in the Libyan city of Benghazi causing material damage but no fatalities, a security source said.

"Initial evidence suggests the device was a suitcase packed with high yield explosives (TNT)," an investigator at the scene said, adding that there were no casualties.

News 24 reportede that the overnight blast marked the third attack on the site in 2012, he said.

It damaged the front of the recently renovated building, which once held the people's court, a special tribunal created by the former regime of Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
to crack down on opponents, particularly Islamists.

The bomb also punched a hole in the ground and shattered the glass of adjacent vehicles and properties.

December marked a tumultuous month for Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-backed uprising that toppled the Qadaffy regime and ended in the killing of one of the region's veteran dictators.

A spate of attacks targeting cop shoppes claimed the lives of seven officers this month and pushed the chief of staff to send reinforcements to bolster security there.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top||


Algeria Army Kills Seven Armed Islamists
[An Nahar] Algerian troops killed seven armed Islamists early Tuesday in a raid in the corpse-littered Boumerdes region east of the capital during which they also seized arms and ammunition, the defense ministry said.

The operation targeted members of a "dangerous" group in the Boulezazen region of corpse-littered Boumerdes some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Algiers, the ministry said in a statement carried by the APS news agency.

Earlier the agency quoting a security source saying six Islamists had been killed.

The defense ministry said it was determined to track down "terrorists" born out of hardline groups that emerged during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s, and eradicate their "criminal acts."

Members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb have remained active in corpse-littered Boumerdes and the neighboring province of blood-stained Tizi Ouzou despite frequent raids by the army to curtail their activities.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Fourteen Killed as Nigerian Troops Clash with Islamists
[An Nahar] Nigerian troops clashed with snuffies from the Islamist group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Tuesday, in an operation that left one soldier and 13 cut-throats dead, the army said.

"At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter with Boko Haram gunnies at Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters of Maiduguri," front man Sagir Musa said.

"During the encounter the JTF lost one soldier and two were maimed. Thirteen Boko Haram gunnies bit the dust," he added.

According to residents and a relief source, suspected Boko Haram attackers slit the throats of 15 Christians last week on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the group's main stronghold.

Violence linked to Boko Haram's insurgency in northern and central Nigeria has left some 3,000 people dead since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and largest oil producer, is roughly divided between a mainly Mohammedan north and predominately Christian south.

While Boko Haram's victims have often included Mohammedans, the group has also specifically targeted Christians, including bombings of churches. There have previously been instances of victims having their throats slit in attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Colombia military kills 13 FARC rebels, President Santos says
[Iran Press TV] Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says the South American nation's troops have killed at least 13 Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
FARC or FARC-EP, is either a Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization or a narco mob based in Colombia. It claims to represent the rural poor in a struggle against Colombia's wealthier classes, and opposes United States influence in Colombia, neo-imperialism, monopolization of natural resources by multinational corporations, and the usual raft of complaints. It funds itself principally through ransom kidnappings, taxation of the drug trade, extortion, shakedowns, and donations. It has lately begun calling itself Bolivarian and is greatly admired by Venezuela's President-for-Life Chavez, who seemingly fantasizes about living in the woods and kidnapping people himself. He provides FARC with safe areas along the border.
(FARC) rebels.

The attack on a camp belonging to the rebels was launched in northwest Antioquia department on Tuesday, Santos wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella grabbed the cocoanut cream...
the corpse count is expected to climb because the unit housed up to 20 people.

The assault comes as the Colombian government has been engaged in peace talks with FARC members and representatives in Cuba since November 19 in an attempt to end the military conflict between Bogota and the rebels. An earlier round of talks was held on October 18 in Norway.

The rebels announced a two-month ceasefire before the negotiations started, saying "The leadership has ordered that all military operations against government forces come to a halt."

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
Bogota refused to accept the truce. Meanwhile Santos said in previous negotiations the FARC rebels had used the demilitarized zone to regroup and rearm.

On December 1, 2012, the Colombian military executed bombing strikes on three camps belonging to FARC rebels and killed at least 20.

According to a statement released by the Colombian army, the operation was carried out in Narino Province near the border with Ecuador.

On December 2, 2012, Santos set a November 2013 deadline for the grinding of the peace processor between the country and FARC rebels.

"This has to be a process of months, rather than years. In other words, this should not last any longer than November next year at the latest," said Santos.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top||


India-Pakistan
Man killed as militants target school in Khyber
[Dawn] A young man was killed when faceless myrmidons blew up a government primary school in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency on Sunday night.

Sources said that unidentified faceless myrmidons planted kaboom in the building of a primary school for girls in Bakarabad locality of Jamrud and detonated it with a remote control device at around midnight.

They said that the kaboom damaged a major portion of the school building. A young man identified as Akhtar Munir, who was asleep inside the building, was killed in the kaboom, sources added.

Officials of the education department said that after the fresh incident, the total number of schools destroyed in Khyber Agency during the last over three years reached 61.

"These are only reported cases," they said. They added that the number could be higher as local elders and owners of the land, on which schools were constructed, were reluctant to report destruction of educational institutions as they feared suspension of privileges granted to them by the local political administration.

The Khyber Agency political administration had a year-and-half ago decided to hold responsible the owner of the property for destruction of a school and suspend salaries of all class IV employees, who usually belonged to the family of the landowner.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy had come up with a new idea...
nine persons were maimed critically when a mortar shell hit a moving passenger pick-up in Kalanga area of Akkakhel in Bara on Monday. --
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top||


4 killed, 50 hurt in blast near MQM rally
[India Express] Four persons were killed and 50 injured Tuesday when a bomb planted on a cycle of violence went off near a park close to Mutthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarters, where the party had just finished holding a massive rally.

The blast occurred at Ayesha Manzil intersection, located a short distance from Jinnah Ground where the MQM had organised a rally Tuesday afternoon. People leaving the rally were hit by the blast about 7.15 pm, witnesses and officials said.

Three persons were killed, said Sagheer Ahmed, Health Minister of Sindh. DIG Asif Ejaz Sheikh said those injured were admitted to several nearby hospitals.
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Four killed in Karachi blast, TTP claims reponsibility
[Dawn] Four people were killed and at least 42 others had been injured in a blast in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Federal B Area locality on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The blast, which took place near Federal B Area's Aisha Manzil, was heard as far as Bloody Karachi's Numaish area. The injured were shifted to hospitals and police had reached the site of the kaboom that reportedly took place near a furniture market.

The bomb appeared to have been planted on a cycle of violence parked within the vicinity of the blast site. Police sources said that the kaboom was caused by a remote-controlled bomb.

Sources said that some of the injured are at death's door and that one of the people who was killed was a Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) worker.

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain has grabbed credit for the attack on the rally in Bloody Karachi and has warned that it will carry out more attacks on MQM workers and leaders.

The TTP front man Ehsanullah Ehsan speaking to Dawn.Com said that their activists had targeted the MQM workers and that the attack was a warning, stating that more attacks are likely to come after it.

He also cautioned the general public to avoid participating in MQM and Awami National Party (ANP) rallies, otherwise they would be responsible for their losses.

The blast has been strongly condemned by a number of political figures, including President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, MQM chief Altaf Hussain and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...

The MQM's Coordination Committee announced that a day of mourning will be observed on Wednesday in the aftermath of the kaboom. They said that transport and business activities will not be suspended during the day of mourning.

Tuesday's kaboom took place days after a powerful blast inside an inter-city bus near Bloody Karachi's Cantonment Railway Station killed at least six people and left at least 50 others, including women and kiddies, injured.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top||


Latest violence claims four lives in Karachi
[Dawn] Four people were killed in incidents of firing in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

One person was killed in the city's Gulistan-e-Jauhar area and a case was registered pertaining to the killing in the Gulistan-e-Jauhar cop shoppe.

Moreover, one person was rubbed out in Bloody Karachi's Old Golimar area and two people were killed in the city's Agra Taj Colony and Khamosh Colony.

Furthermore, 26 people, including two women, had been injured during "gun sex celebratory gunfire" on New Year night. The injured were subsequently shifted to different hospitals for medical treatment.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank
An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, residents said, leaving at least eight Palestinians wounded.

Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian security forces, and suspects are usually apprehended without violence.

The clashes began early Tuesday after Israeli forces disguised as merchants in a vegetable truck arrested one man. Regular army forces then entered the town, prompting youths to hurl rocks to try to prevent more arrests.

Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition as youths set tires and bins on fire to block the passage of military vehicles. In several hours of clashes, dozens of masked youths hid behind makeshift barriers, hurling rocks and firebombs at soldiers.

Faris Bisharat, a resident of Tamoun, said 10 men were wounded, some by live fire. Bisharat said the wanted men belong to Islamic Jihad, a violent group sworn to Israel's destruction. It wasn't clear how many men Israeli forces sought to arrest. There were no immediate details on how seriously the eight were hurt.
Posted by: tipper || 01/02/2013 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top||

#1  The fight was over the market territory. The juice's prices were just a little too good for the existing sellers.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/02/2013 9:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Ma'an adds:

TUBAS (Ma'an) -- At least thirty people were injured during clashes in a Jenin village on Tuesday after an undercover Israeli arrest operation in the area, Ma'an's correspondent said.

Israeli forces raided the village of Tamoun, south Jenin and arrested Murad Bani Odeh, a member of Islamic Jihad, leading to clashes with residents, a local official told Ma'an.

At least thirty people were wounded in the clashes, with live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers, head of a local committee against settlements Ahmed Assad said.

One man was hit in the eye with a tear gas canister and taken to hospital for treatment and over 100 people suffered smoke inhalation from tear gas.

Dozens of Israeli military jeeps arrived in the area as reinforcements during the clashes and set up checkpoints at the entrances to the village, preventing people from leaving, Assad added.

Locals said that the Israeli soldiers were disguised as vegetable vendors during the arrest operation, The Associated Press reported.

The soldiers were part of Israel's Mistaarvim, or Arabized, elite unit, Israeli media reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/02/2013 11:09 Comments || Top||

#3  One man was hit in the eye with a tear gas canister

Dude, never bring an eye to a tear gas fight!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/02/2013 12:47 Comments || Top||


Israel eases restrictions on Gaza
[Dawn] Israel on Monday dropped its five-year ban on construction materials crossing into the territory and raised hopes there that rebuilding could begin following a damaging eight-day Israeli air campaign.

The easing of restrictions is an outgrowth of the cease-fire that ended the Arclight airstrikes and months of daily rocket fire from Gazoo at Israel.

Contacts mediated by Egypt to follow up the truce produced the result, and Israel promised to keep easing the lives of Gazoo's 1.6 million residents, as long as Israelis were no longer targeted by rocket fire by Gazoo bad turbans. How long the new arrangement holds could serve as a test case for the brittle truce between the bitter enemies.

It also reflects a new power equation, with neighbouring Egypt under the control of the Moslem Brüderbund, the parent group of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Clash Breaks out between Rival Factions in Ain el-Hilweh
[An Nahar] Clashes erupted in the Paleostinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hellhole on Tuesday between rival factions, reported various media outlets.

Voice of Leb radio (100.5) said that a clash broke out at dawn between members of the Resistance
That'd be the Hezbullies, natch...
Brigades, loyal to Hizbullah, and youths from the Popular Nasserite Organization.

The National News Agency reported however that an armed clash broke out between a Paleostinian member of Jund al-Sham and another from the Fatah movement.

Two grenades were also tossed in the clash.

The security committee at the camp soon intervened and restored calm.

Earlier on Tuesday, NNA said that unknown assailants also tossed two hand grenades in Ein el-Hellhole's vegetable market where Paleostinian youths were celebrating the New Year.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top||

#1  I suspect new Groups = Factions will be joining the Camp + inter-Militant shennanigans soon ...

* TOPIX, DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > TALIBAN VOW SUPPORT [$$$, fighters]FOR REBELS, SHARIA STATE IN SYRIA.

* SAME > SYRIAN AL-QAEDA DECLARES WAR AGZ HEZBOLLAH, SHIAS [Local, Regional], + IRAN.

versus

* SAME > SYRIAN BROTHERHOOD VOWS TO COUNTER AL-
QAEDA.

* TOPIX > DE BORCHGRAVE: EGYPT WILL BE THE NEXT IRAN.

* TOPIX > IRAN: IRGC OUTREACH [recruiting] IN PERU.

The Peruvians are coming, the Peruvians are coming!

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [YouTube = Syria Rebel Watch] VIDEO: FSA REBELS SING SONG OF PRAISE FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN + CELEBRATE 9-11.

IIRC VIDEO = "How sweet the Memory of 9-11/the Day the Twin Towers fell ...".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/02/2013 22:27 Comments || Top||

#2  OOOOPPPPSSS, forgot WORLD NEWS > [Siasat Daily] UN ENVOY WARNS "100,000 COULD DIE IN SYRIA IN 2013" AMID CIVIL WAR.

and

* WAFF > [Gateway Pundit]ISLAMIC CLERIC [Wahhabi Preacher] ISSUES FATWA ALLOWING JIHADIS TO RAPE SYRIAN WOMEN.

IIUC ARTIC, NOT JUST RAPE BUT SO-CALLED "GANG/
GANGBANG/BUS/TRAIN" RAPE + FORCED SEXUAL
MULTI-CONCUBINAGE???

The good news is that the Artic = Fatwa? didn't specify Muslim-vs-Non-Muslim Syrian women.

Are we missing Baby Assad now???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/02/2013 22:47 Comments || Top||


Car bomb hits Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, 10 killed
[Iran Press TV] At least ten people have been killed in a boom-mobile kaboom in the Yarmouk Paleostinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...

Many others have been also injured in the blast, which occurred near a bakery on Tuesday.

The densely populated camp has been under siege for weeks as a result of festivities between different turban groups operating inside the camp, and the residents are suffering from food and fuel shortage.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Livia grabbed for Jane's hair to make her point. Jane elbowed her in the face in rebuttal...
a number of hard boyz have been killed during festivities with Syrian troops in Damascus suburbs.

There are also reports of festivities between the Syrian army and the foreign-backed hard boyz in several other parts of the country, including Aleppo.

Syrian authorities have temporarily closed the international airport in Aleppo due to repeated turban attacks against civilian aircraft.

"There have been continued attempts by opposition hard boyz to target civilian aircraft, which could cause a humanitarian disaster," an official at the airport said, adding that the airport would be closed for a "very short period of time."

There are also reports of festivities near Ming airport in Aleppo.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top||


Israeli spy planes go on New Year's snooping mission to Lebanon
[Iran Press TV] Six Israeli military aircraft have penetrated Lebanese airspace and flown over several areas of the country in blatant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle entered Lebanese airspace over the southern border town of Alma al-Shaab at 7:45 a.m. local time (0445 GMT) on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Lebanese military.

The remote-controlled aircraft carried out surveillance flights over several areas in southern Leb before it left the country's airspace at 3:20 p.m. local time (1220 GMT) while flying over the southern village of Rmeish.

Four Israeli fighter jets crossed into Leb's airspace over the southern border village of Kfar Kila, located 96 kilometers (59 miles) south of Beirut, at 9:50 a.m. local time (0650 GMT).

The warplanes flew over several areas in Leb before leaving Lebanese airspace at 11:00 a.m. local time (0800 GMT) while flying over Alma al-Shaab.

In addition, an Israeli drone crossed into Lebanese airspace over the southern village of al-Naqoura, situated 91 kilometers (57 miles) south of Beirut, at 11:10 a.m. local time (0810 GMT) on Tuesday.

The aircraft made surveillance flights over several areas in southern Leb before it left at 6 p.m. local time (1500 GMT) while flying over al-Naqoura.
Posted by: Fred || 01/02/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top||

#1  Just the kids trying out their radio-controlled Christmas Hanukkah gifts.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/02/2013 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Glenmore raises a good question.

Does Israel allow Xmas celebrations? Yeah, I thought so. 8^)
Posted by: AlanC || 01/02/2013 10:35 Comments || Top||


Airport in Syria's Aleppo Closed due to Rebel Attacks
[An Nahar] The international airport in Syria's second city of Aleppo has been temporarily closed due to repeated attacks by rebel fighters, an airport official said on Tuesday.

"There have been continued attempts by opposition beturbanned goons to target civilian aircraft, which could cause a humanitarian disaster," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The airport's authorities said the closure was due to maintenance work on the runway and other facilities on the ground.

The official said the critical transportation hub would be closed for a "very short period of time" while the army worked to regain control of surrounding areas where large numbers of rebels have set up base.

Fighting in Aleppo, located in the largely rebel-held north of Syria, has been at a stalemate for months since opposition fighters launched a massive assault on the former commercial hub in mid-July.
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Syrian Troops, General Defect to Turkey
[An Nahar] A group of some 20 Syrian soldiers including a general defected from the army Tuesday and fled to Turkey, joining hundreds of other ex-troops from Syria's military, a Turkish diplomat told Agence La Belle France Presse.

"The soldiers who fled to Turkey include a general, three colonels and several other officers," the source said on condition of anonymity.

Some 40 people, including defectors and family members, crossed the border into the southern Turkish province of Hatay. They were taken to the Apaydin refugee camp, which holds all Syria's defected soldiers, Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

Since the start of the civil war between Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
One of the last of the old-fashioned hereditary iron-fisted fascist dictators...
's regime and rebel forces, dozens of senior army officers including some 40 generals have defected and headed to Turkey.
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